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WTN: Mondeuse, deuse, deuse

by David M. Bueker » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:50 pm

2011 Lagier Meredith Mondeuse Noir - USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder
This is a really interesting wine. It is not something you drink every day. There's a distinct pine needle & rosemary element on the nose, and it it both rich and bright on the palate. Not a ton of fruit, and what is there has a very dark edge. A touch of bitterness also comes through on the finish. Like I said - really interesting. Not quite sure whether I actually like it or not. That pine needle/rosemary thing is my favorite part of the wine - I kept going back to the wine just for that.
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Re: WTN: Mondeuse, deuse, deuse

by Dale Williams » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:29 pm

Thanks for note- very interesting. I find the recent trend of CA making wines from grapes a bit out of the mainstream (Trousseau!) very cool. I could probably count the Savoie Mondeuses I've had on one hand, would love to try a CA rendition.
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Re: WTN: Mondeuse, deuse, deuse

by David M. Bueker » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:57 pm

I have one more. Happy to save it, find a way to transfer it gratis. Carrier Salil perhaps?
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Re: WTN: Mondeuse, deuse, deuse

by Brian K Miller » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:10 pm

Sometimes interesting is a great thing! Even if one is not sure one "likes it" per se. :twisted:

My "interesting but not sure I like it" wine is Lacrima Di Moro d'Alba. Really, really weird. The Gelato shop/cafe in Downtown Napa (run by some older Italians) stocks it as part of their menu of five or six wines!!!! :shock:
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Re: WTN: Mondeuse, deuse, deuse

by JC (NC) » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:59 pm

I guess I will find out about the Mondeuse. I just ordered a three-pack from Lagier-Meredith that includes a bottle of Mondeuse but shipping will wait until the second Polar Vortex is history. I'm supposed to drive to Raleigh tomorrow afternoon but we may be getting snow.
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Re: WTN: Mondeuse, deuse, deuse

by Dale Williams » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:01 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:I have one more. Happy to save it, find a way to transfer it gratis. Carrier Salil perhaps?


Thanks David, happy to trade. But if you want yours, I see it's available in Bedford where I have a speech Wed. Alternatively you could hold and we could find a time to try together, maybe my contribution could be '77 Marthas! :)

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